|Wolf reconnoitering a pond in Yellowstone National Park.|
It was loping along at a good pace, crossed the road, and as I popped out of the car, it headed down a ravine.
|Yellowstone wolf looking before crossing.|
I waited for it to reappear on the other side of the ravine, at the foot or top of the adjacent hill, or as a passing blur in the forest, but no matter where I looked, nothing. No wolf. I went back along the road to check for tracks from those huge paws, but still nothing. Was it really moving so fast that I completely missed it cresting the hill?
|Wolf crossing a road in Yellowstone National Park|
|Look at the size of the paws on this wolf which are all airborne as it heads for a ravine on the side of the road.|
|Wolf blinking as it passes through grasses around a pond in Yellowstone National Park.|
|Wolf checking the perimeter of a pond in Yellowstone.|
|. . . and then continuing on its way.|
This is part of a series of posts on wildlife observed in Yellowstone National Park in September 2012. To see more posts, select "Yellowstone" in the Sightings box in the right column.